Have you guys heard of Blogtember? Well I am a little late on this bandwagon. It isn't because I didn't have it planned. It's that I looked at a calendar today and my mouth dropped that it is already the 12th. Was it not the 1st like yesterday? So I am a little late, well what's new! You will forgive me right? So we are starting Blogtember on September 12th instead of the 3rd.
I am going to play this a little different. I love the prompts but daily writing about prompts is a little hard to imagine for me. I am a kind of go with the flow person when it comes to my blogging style.
So today, I am writing about how blogging has changed me.
I think over the past couple years, blogging has made me a more sentimental person. The first year I started blogging, I was using Tumblr and loved the ease of writing on the go. The simple type and submit usage. I had less pictures, and more writing. Getting my thoughts out and down in black and white. It helped me to really process my thoughts. This was a time that I was getting engaged, and then married, and even into the early newlywed stage. The writing was less edited and more straight forward. Sometimes I miss that, but primarily it was just for me and a couple of my close friends.
This past year, I moved to Typepad and love it! It is more organized and I have more room to expand and get creative. I even learned CSS (somewhat). I used this as a way for my family to keep up with me when they were so far away, and it has become something so much more. It is my sanity, it is my record keeper, and it is my safe place to ramble.
I have pushed myself to get out there and meet new people in the blogging community, and it has been so great. Everyone is so nice, and I think it has helped me to realize that there are so many wonderful people out there. It pushed me to be more opinionated and not edit everything I say. It has given me a "go for it" attitude, and a "if you don't like it don't read it" attitude. All things that are not primarily in my personality (people pleaser by nature).